MoneySmart for Small Business

A Critical Resource for Growing Your Business!

MoneySmart for Small Business provides a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this instructor-led curriculum consists of several modules.

It is designed to be delivered to new or operating small business owners – persons without formal business training – by financial institutions, small business development centers (SBDCs), city/county economic development offices, faith-based organizations and others. The topics for the training modules provide a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance.

Pathway Women’s Business Center Offers Several MoneySmart Training Modules:

MoneySmart Org TypesOrganization Types & Record Keeping:

This is an overview of various legal structures & how they impact the taxes you pay and the amount of paperwork your are required to do.  Learn to select a system to match the type, size, and complexity of your business, as well as the available resources.

Current Class Schedule:

  •  January 12, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM
  • February 16, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM


MoneySmart Tax PlanningTax Planning & Financial Management:

This is an overview of how taxes and financial planning can benefit and affect your business. Don’t be unprepared – learn how to better manage your business money and successfully plan for business growth, product diversification, and expansion into new markets!

Current Class Schedule:

  • January 26, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM
  • March 8, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM


MoneySmart Financial StrategyFinancial Strategy & Risk Management:

This is an overview of how business insurance and risk management can benefit and affect your business. Don’t be in a bind when go wrong – learn how to protect yourself and reduce risk by implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a risk management plan for your business!

Current Class Schedule:

  • February 2, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM
  • March 15, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM

New, Limited-Run Topics for 2016:

MoneySmart Pros and Cons Pros & Cons of Business Structure:

Thinking of launching your own business? Before you choose a location, hire a staff or put the word out about your new venture, you have a bigger decision make: What type of business structure to establish. In this class you’ll weigh the legal and tax options of each structure, and which best fits your business.

Current Class Schedule:

  • April 5, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM

MoneySmart Banking Services Small Business Banking Services & Credit Reporting Demystified:

An overview of how services offered by your local banks can benefit and affect your business.  Learn about your options, and what you need to know in order to grow your business. You’ll also walk away with an understanding of what goes into your credit score, how it’s calculated, and how to improve it.

Current Class Schedule:

  • June 28, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM


MoneySmart Can and Cant What You Can & Can’t Control/Insurance For Business:

Current Class Schedule:

  • July 26, 2016: 4:30 – 6:30PM


Check our current Events Calendar for more great education for entrepreneurs!